100% neutralization of SARS CoV2 in vitro is a direct proof of biological activity and shows the antiviral properties of our Lactoferrin.
What is lactoferrin?
Lactoferrin is a naturally occurring, iron-binding glycoprotein that is produced by the human body. It is a known part of the immune system and plays an important role in the first line of defence against microbial infections.
Lactoferrin derived from bovine milk has a very similar structure to the equivalent human protein.
In addition, Lactoferrin has many other benefits:
- Iron absorption
- Immune cell stimulation
- Intestinal flora protection
- Cell proliferative
How does lactoferrin work?
Lactoferrin's primary role is to sequester free iron, and in doing so remove essential substrate required for bacterial growth. Lactoferrin is well documented for its role in reinforcing the immune system. Lactoferrin helps modulate the body's natural immune responses.
Lactoferrin is released by mucous membranes and some glandular tissues, as well as by neutrophil granulocytes (certain immune cells). The latter are attracted to the site of inflammation and release lactoferrin there. It attaches itself to viruses, bacteria and to toxic components of the bacterial surface and neutralises them.